Locks of Love helps children with medical hair loss achieve crucial self-esteem and confidence
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  • Locks of Love helps children with medical hair loss achieve crucial self-esteem and confidence

  • Locks of Love helps children with medical hair loss achieve crucial self-esteem and confidence

    Locks of Love, based in Palm Springs, Florida, is a not-for-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing hairpieces for children afflicted with medical hair loss

    Locks of Love provides these custom-fitted hair prosthetics for long-term medical hair loss free of charge or on a sliding scale to financially disadvantaged children. Donors provide the hair, volunteers staff the office, and the manufacturer hand-assembles each piece at exact cost, requiring approximately four months.

    Locks of Love has identified and begun processing over 50 recipients of the high quality, human hair prosthetics while more than 15,000 bundles of donated hair poured in from around the country. Bundles of hair arrive daily at Locks of Love as a result of national publicity in newspapers and on local television stations throughout the country. Most donors mail a note and a photo along with their bundle of hair. Children comprise about 75 percent of the donors, making this a charity where children have the opportunity to help other children.

    Locks of Love provides long-term medical hair loss recipients with a custom, vacuum-fitted hairpiece made entirely from human hair. The vacuum fit is designed for children who have experienced a total loss of scalp hair and does not require the use of tape or glue.

    Donated hair is evaluated for its usefulness according to the following guidelines:

    • The donated hair must be at least 10 inches (preferably 12") in length
    • It must be bundled in a pony tail or braid
    • It must be free of hair damaged by chemical processing
    • The hair must be clean and dry, placed in a plastic bag, and mailed in a padded envelope to:

    Locks of Love
    1640 S. Congress Ave., Suite 104
    Palm Springs, FL 33461

    Monetary donations to the Locks of Love organization are tax deductible. Some donated hair may be sold at fair market value to offset the cost of manufacturing.

    Locks of Love is a non-profit organization run by individuals with personal experience of hair loss due to alopecia areata. If you wish to donate your hair please click on one of the banners above and read the details on the locks of love web site.

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